MSc Advanced Structural Engineering

Postgraduate, Part-time

Advanced Structural Engineering MSc



Develop skills in design and assessment of engineering structures subject to seismic, extreme loading and environmental conditions

Overview

Accredited by relevant professional bodies and designed to meet the needs of the modern construction industry, this course offers a wide range of structural engineering principles as you learn about issues relating to steel and concrete structures and foundations.

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Mode of Study:

Part-time (available as Full-time)

Duration:

2-3 years

Start date:

SepJan

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Course details

Through this highly technical course you will develop skills in numerical simulation using a variety of advanced software.

You will also learn failure analysis methods, the eurocodes and the code of practice for the design of various construction materials, research skills and the legal issues surrounding construction.

The course is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) and the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT).

Industry practitioners are regularly invited as guest speakers and lecturers.

Modules

  • Advanced mechanics of materials and FEA
  • Advanced structural concrete
  • Advanced structural steel design
  • Timber engineering
  • Geotechnical earthquake and offshore engineering 
  • Structural dynamics and earthquake design
  • MSc thesis
  • calendar How you’ll be taught

    This is a flexible part-time course starting in September or January. Normally students will take two years to complete the programme but this can vary depending on your other commitments and availability. Many part-time students undertake projects in their place of work.

    The main approach is face-to-face lectures and tutorial. In addition to this, computer labs are used to teach engineering software and structural laboratory will be used to conduct small to large-scale structural test. You will also undertake independent learning and research.  

  • note and pen Assessments Your performance will be assessed by course work, assignments, laboratory reports and final examination.
  • library Facilities

    Heavy structural lab at Merchiston allows to conduct small to large scale structural engineering tests. Computer suites supports students to use different finite element based software to analyse and design structures.

RECOGNISED BY

This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) comprising of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree.*

See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.

*It should be noted that candidates completing the MSc who hold an underpinning accredited IEng degree or a nonaccredited bachelor degree will need to apply for an academic assessment to determine whether they will meet the educational base for CEng registration.

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Disclaimer

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Placement and study abroad opportunities are subject to UK and Scottish Government health and travel advice.

Full information is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) degree at 2:2 or above with a background in Civil Engineering.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.

The University does not sponsor students to study on part-time programmes in the UK under the Student Visa route. International Applicants must therefore have other valid immigration leave to study on this programme.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MSc Nursing (Pre-registration) (Adult, Mental Health, Child, Learning Disabilities)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2022/23 2023/24
Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland-Taught modules *£1,020 tba
Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland-60credit Dissertation module £600 tba
Overseas and EU-Taught Modules *£2,390 tba
Overseas and EU-60credit Dissertation £1,608 tba

Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual review and may increase from one year to the next.
For more information on this and other Tuition Fee matters please see Frequently Asked Questions about Fees

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Fees for modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20). The rate shown in the table is for 20 credits*. The total fee you will pay is dependant upon the exit award you wish to achieve.
The University offers a 20% discount on Postgraduate Taught Masters programmes to its alumni. The discount applies to all full-time, part-time and online programmes.
Please note that the tuition fees liable to be paid by EU nationals commencing their studies from 1 August 2021 will be the Overseas fee rate. The University offers a range of attractive Tuition Fee bursaries to students resident in specific countries. More information on these can be found here.


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